Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” has basically been my anthem while anxiously awaiting Real Housewives of New York. Well guess, what? They’re back with all the camel toe, cultural appropriation, and drunken drama we’ve come to expect from these Upper East Siders. Throw in Luann de Lesseps’ recent shenanigans, and it’s a cocktail Carrie Bradshaw herself would endorse.
Ramona Singer is drinking coffee from a mug that reads, “Keep Calm…Take a Xanax.” If there was ever a more appropriate opening scene for any season premiere of a housewives franchise, this is it. The women are readying for a day in the Big Apple, with Carole Radziwillrunning through Manhattan and Tinsley Mortimer failing to potty train her mini-dog. Dorinda Medley is razor focused on planning a massive Halloween party. The theme is “Famous People: Dead or Alive” and Dorinda is channeling her inner Gaga. Unfortunately for Dorinda, she didn’t read the fine print on her Amazon order, and instead of the infamous Lady Gaga bubble dress, she received a box full of clear plastic orbs. She should store them for a future crafting sesh. Decorated with holly and scary Santas, they’d make the perfect addition to her Berkshires Yuletide menagerie. Of course, if you’re a RHONY, you’ve got a costume designer who works at SNL on speed dial who is willing to help out for a name drop. Done and done.
This season of Real Housewives Of New YorkCarole is very-much a single lady in all respects – she’s flying solo in the friendship department, but she’s also done with much-younger boyfriend Adam Kenworthy (finally because that relationship was annoying). Below Carole dishes on getting a parasite during RHONY’s vacation from hell, why she and Adam broke up, and the status of things with Bethenny.
A few months sober, the Real Housewives Of New York star can’t believe how much better her life has become since seeking help. “At this point in my life, I don’t want to drink, nor do I have interest in drinking,” Luann reveals. “Rehab saved my life. It was the best thing that I could do for myself and I’m so glad I did that.”
The Real Housewives of New York viewers have seen Ramona Singer flip out when her hair got wet, when guys showed up for a girls night out, and when she didn’t get the best room on a trip – well, on many cast trips.
So is it really surprising that there are “rumors” that Ramona had a tantrum because she couldn’t get into a bar or restaurant in Aspen. In all honesty, it’s expected at this point. Ramona isn’t exactly a pinnacle of good manners and patience. This gossip is totally believable.
It feels like Christmas Eve for reality TV fans. There are so many new seasons on the way and that means that your favorite reality TV stars are sharing behind-the-scenes photos.
Orange County Housewife Tamra Judge was a good sport holding up an orange for the Real Housewives of Orange County opening credits…while she leaned on a scooter with her broken foot. New York Housewife Sonja Morganshared a photo from one of her on-camera interview looks. Sonja’s costar Tinsley Mortimer ditched the glam squad (for a moment, at least) and put on her own lip gloss.
I have no shame. I tried to get ticket’s to Luann de Lesseps‘ #CountessAndFriendsCabaret show – twice. Instead, I had to get the most extreme FOMO watching her sing and dance while Sonja Morgan’s dress fell off in Instagram video after Instagram video.
I was there right on the dot at 12PM ready to get tickets to the new wave of shows in May and it turns out that they were sold out before I even had a chance to get them thanks to the presale purchases. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who was (extremely) disappointed when those tickets were sold out before having a chance to buy them, but there is hope for all of Luann’s fans to catch her shows in May.